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Some nursing homes struggling to find takers for leftover vaccines
As officials push to inoculate the nation's vulnerable long-term care residents, some nursing homes are struggling to make sure extra vaccine doses don't go to waste.
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Biden directive combats racism against Asian Americans amid COVID-19 pandemic
President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to combat racism against the Asian American Pacific Islander community as it faces a rise in hate crimes amid the pandemic.
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Biden to announce purchase of 200M more doses of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
President Joe Biden will announce Tuesday that his administration has secured commitments from vaccine makers to buy another 200 million doses to arrive this summer.
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WATCH: Dog rescued from 4-foot hole on New Jersey beach
It took police, firefighters and local contractors 40 minutes to rescue the dog from the hole in Atlantic City.
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WATCH: Snow and icicles create wintry landscape in China
Mountains in China's Shanxi Province were covered with snow and icicles after recent storms.
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Biden phases out federal use of private prisons
President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the phase-out of federal use of private prisons as part of racial equity actions.
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Acting Capitol Police chief apologizes, says agency should have been prepared
The acting Capitol Police chief apologized Tuesday, saying the agency should have been prepared for the Jan. 6 riots.
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Grindr faces $11.7 million fine from Norway regulators for alleged data sharing
Norwegian regulators announced intentions to hit the popular LGBTQ dating app Grindr with a fine of nearly $12 million over data sharing practices.
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Antony Blinken confirmed as Biden's secretary of state
The Senate has confirmed Antony Blinken as President Joe Biden's secretary of state.
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WATCH: Adorable kangaroo joey takes its first hop
It was captured hopping from its mother’s pouch for the first time.
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Teen speaks out after alerting FBI about father's alleged role in US Capitol siege
A teenager who alerted federal authorities about his father's alleged role in the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol says he wants others to know "it's OK to come forward."
Rate of guns seized at airport checkpoints jumped in 2020
There were fewer air travelers in the United States last year, but a higher percentage of them were carrying guns
Storms continue to move across US bringing tornadoes, heavy snow, rain and flooding
Several storms moving through the country are bringing tornadoes, heavy snow, freezing rain, flooding and hail.
Australian tennis legend receives top public service honor despite homophobic remarks
For decades, Margaret Court was the pride of Australia and in her 17 years on the professional tennis circuit, she won a record 24 singles Grand Slam titles.
WATCH: A robot cleaner sings and tells jokes at a hospital in Germany
CLEAN MACHINE: A robot disinfects floors, sings songs and tells jokes to staff and patients at a hospital in Munich, Germany.
Southwest Airlines bans emotional support animals, only trained dogs allowed
Southwest Airlines has made the decision to no longer allow emotional support animals on their flights.
Biden's COVID relief package presents 1st test of his deal-making skills
President Joe Biden faces the first big test of his deal-making skills in getting a pandemic relief package passed, facing pressure from both Republicans and Democrats.
Biden walking a high wire with Russia ahead of Putin call
President Joe Biden has been thrown into a high-wire act with Russia as he seeks to toughen his administration's stance against Vladimir Putin while preserving room for diplomacy in a post-Donald Trump era
Jill Biden signals she'll be more active as first lady
Jill Biden is sending the message that she'll be a more active first lady than her predecessor
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Capitol riot latest: Man accused of stealing documents from McConnell's desk charged
Federal authorities are continuing to charge rioters who took part in the siege on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6.
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WATCH: Adorable rescue sea lion is ready for their close-up
A sea lion at a rescue center in Punta Colorada, Uruguay, had its interest piqued by the presence of a camera just as a visitor to the center began recording.
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Multiple pedestrians struck by car in Portland, Oregon
One person is in critical condition.
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Amazon driver rescues baby abandoned in Houston, reunites him with mom
Flores told ABC News that this is the best delivery he’s ever made.
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GOP senator won't run for reelection
Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio announced Monday that he will not seek reelection and instead will retire at the end of his term.
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High court orders continued look at Texas death row case
The Supreme Court is telling a lower court to continue to consider a case brought by a Texas death row inmate protesting a policy that means a chaplain can’t accompany him into the death chamber
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Bernie Sanders turns mitten meme into official merch for charity
Bernie Sanders' mitten meme officially has merchandise
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Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election
The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election
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WATCH: This Girl Scout has the cutest sales pitch video
Kadence Heykoop has a goal of selling 2,000 cookies so she can get a Chromebook. While delivering her passionate pitch, Heykoop also reveals a brand new cookie flavor!
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Budweiser reallocates Super Bowl ad funds to support COVID-19 vaccine efforts
Budweiser won't have a Super Bowl Sunday commercial for the first time in 37 years to instead help spread awareness for the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Winter storms moving across US with snow, freezing rain and flooding
Two storms moved through the West this weekend with a funnel cloud reportedly being spotted in San Diego along with 1 to 2 feet of snow from California to Colorado.
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